What happens if you say no to chemotherapy?
If you decide to stop chemotherapy, be sure you’re still getting relief from symptoms such as pain, constipation, and nausea. This is called palliative care, and it’s meant to improve your quality of life. Medications and other treatments, such as radiation, are part of palliative care.
How do I cheer up someone going through chemo?
Although each person with cancer is different, here are some general suggestions for showing support:
- Ask permission. Before visiting, giving advice, and asking questions, ask if it is welcome.
- Make plans.
- Be flexible.
- Laugh together.
- Allow for sadness.
- Check in.
- Offer to help.
- Follow through.
What do you say to someone going through chemo?
“I’m not sure what to say, but I want you to know I care”. “I’m sorry to hear that you are going through this”. “How are you doing?” “If you would like to talk about it, I’m here”.
Does chemo affect intimacy?
In general, sexual activity is fine during treatment as interest, energy, and comfort levels allow. Women may not feel up to sexual intimacy after surgeries or during chemo and radiation. Hugging, holding hands, and massages may feel good and be comforting.
What should chemo patients avoid?
Foods to avoid (especially for patients during and after chemo):
- Hot, spicy foods (i.e. hot pepper, curry, Cajun spice mix).
- Fatty, greasy or fried foods.
- Very sweet, sugary foods.
- Large meals.
- Foods with strong smells (foods that are warm tend to smell stronger).
- Eating or drinking quickly.
Are cancers freaks in bed?
Cancers are tough on the outside but tender on the inside. It’ll take a lot more than heated glances and sweet-talking to get a Cancer into bed. But once you do, you’ll be treated to a sexual experience that’s unlike any other. Like a crab, Cancers are tough on the outside but soft and tender on the inside.
Can you kiss on chemo?
Kissing is a wonderful way to maintain closeness with those you love and is usually okay. However, during chemotherapy and for a short time afterward, avoid open-mouth kissing where saliva is exchanged because your saliva may contain chemotherapy drugs.